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Lisa Drake: Props 300, 301 sound good but aren’t

I hope this editorial helps educate Boulder residents who will vote on these two sound-good but in reality harmful initiatives: Neighborhoods’ Right to Vote and New Development Shall Pay Its Own Way, ballot initiatives 300 and 301, respectively. The fact is that neighborhoods already profoundly influence not only the end result of proposed developments, but […]

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Bob Greenlee: 300 + 301 = 0 progress

Some Boulder voters may have no idea what they’re actually approving if they vote in favor of ballot issues 300 and 301. If either of these deceptive issues passes it will largely be the result of these voters having been hoodwinked by selfish devotees of simple-minded growth control. Controlling or entirely ceasing growth has been […]

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Françoise Poinsatte: There is no dome enclosing Boulder

Supporters of 300 and 301 insinuate that mostly developers oppose the measures while in reality we opponents come from all walks of life. Environmentalists are in fact central organizers of the opposition. Supporters of 300 and 301 extol the virtues of suburban city planning, but this model is highly impactful to our environment for a […]

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Boulder: Issue 301 could affect additions, renovations

If charter amendment passes, City Council will be asked to determine what types of residential projects have minimal impacts. Proponents of a charter amendment on the Boulder ballot this November say it will ensure large developers pay to offset their impacts on the community, but Deputy City Attorney David Gehr believes it could be interpreted […]

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Zack Kanter: Growth extremes are not our only options

There has been much talk in our community about the pace of growth in Boulder. Many of us moved here because of the open space, quiet neighborhoods, and beautiful Flatirons. How will we accommodate the influx of residents that all of this new construction will bring? This topic is at the heart of two proposals […]

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Daily Camera Editorial: No on 300, 301

We begin by acknowledging the heartfelt conviction on both sides of the debate over Boulder’s future embodied in the campaign around city ballot issues 300, the so-called “Neighborhoods’ Right to Vote,” and 301, entitled “Development Shall Pay Its Own Way.” In the heat of the campaign, partisans on both sides have demonized the other — […]

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Jessica Yates: Limiting right to vote is wrong in every way

Imagine the following Camera dispatches: “Voters yesterday approved the ‘Seniors’ Rights Initiative,’ which specifies that only voters 65 and older can vote on council’s proposal to build a new senior center.” Or “The ‘Right to Color Initiative’ succeeded on the ballot, so now only those voters who dye their hair can vote on issues affecting […]

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